31 August 2022

LMH Mixtape #144: Battle Music

Grab your sword and shield, IT'S TIME FOR BATTLE (music).  This isn't boss music mind you, this is battle music.  What does that mean?  Say you're traveling to the next town in an RPG and suddenly you stumble into a random enemy encounter...hit that battle music.  Maybe you're taking a stroll down to the local store to grab a snack when someone tries to jack your Reebok Club Cs...battle music!

Instant new favorite: Romancing SaGa - The Conflict
Other new favorite: Metal Max - Battle
Not new, but a classic favorite: Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest - Battle 1
Track listing and original episode:

24 August 2022

LMH Mixtape #143: Matt Furniss

Did someone turn the heat up in here?  Oh, it must be these HOT tunes from composer Matt Furniss!  Alright, I'm done with the furnace puns.  Matt is a very prolific western VGM composer who started his career at only 16-years-old and while this mixtape mostly focuses on his work, included are a couple pieces from game soundtracks he didn't work on but likes a lot.  He actually dropped by the studio for an in-person interview, so if you haven't listened to the full episode yet, be sure to check it out.  Of course this episode is also packed with straight FIRE tracks!...Ok, NOW I'm done.

Instant new favorite: The Adventures of Mighty Max - Underwater
Other new favorite: F-15 Strike Eagle II - Up, Up and Away
Yet another new favorite: Wiz 'n' Liz - Lunar Land
Track listing and original episode:

17 August 2022

LMH Mixtape #142: Leading Women

Rob returns with some tales of heartache, but what better way to mend a broken heart than jamming out to some great VGM tunes with a good friend? In an oddly appropriate topic, the boizz focus on games that exclusively feature female protagonists. But don't worry, these leading ladies won't leave you feeling like Mr. Blue.

Instant new favorite: Valkyrie no Densetsu - Hiroyuki Kawada - Theme of Lave Cave/Underground
Other new favorite: Magical Chase - Variations on a Ra Melody (Stage 6: Sanctuary)
Other other new favorite: Valis III - Sutherland
Track listing and original episode:

10 August 2022

LMH Mixtape #141: Manga 2

On Brent's second solo flight we revisit the topic of manga games.  A genre so overflowing with great music, it demanded another focus.  Fun fact: Did you know that the artists who work on mangas are called "Mangaka?”  Is there a term for artists who work on manga game soundtracks?  I don't know, but they make some totally Bonk music!

Instant new favorite:  JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken - Fierce Battle
Other new favorite:  Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor - Clear Event 3
Other other new favorite:  Captain Tsubasa J: The Way to World Youth - Menu
Track with the most "The Girl From Ipanema" energy:  Dear Boys - Ending
Track listing and original episode:

03 August 2022

Episode 251: Fours

This just in: A lot of internet trouble for Rob on this episode, but at least there’s some good tracks and some funny moments.  Full track listing below.

Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Choujikuu Yousai Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie - Noboru Yamane - Unused 1 - WinkySoft/Zamuse - Super Famicom - 1993

4-in-1 Fun Pak - Marshall Parker - Title/Game Selection - Beam Software/Interplay - Game Boy - 1992

Coryoon: Child of Dragon - Hisashi Matsushita, Daisuke Morishima - 5 Minute Score Attack - Naxat Soft - PC Engine - 1991

ATP Tour Championship Tennis - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Menu 2 - Sims/Sega - Genesis - 1994

Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals - Yasunori Shiono - Final Battle - Neverland/Natsume - SNES - 1996

Battle Mania: Daiginjou - Fumito Tamayama, Yasuyuki Hamada, Yoko Suzuki, Shigenori Masuko - Tell Me Why - Vic Tokai - Mega Drive - 1993

Flying Warriors - Akinori Sawa - Karn Village - Culture Brain - NES - 1991

Buggy Run - unknown - Ending - Sims/Sega - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1994

RockMan: Mega World - Kinuyo Yamashita - Wily Tower: Wily Tower 1 - Capcom - Mega Drive - 1994

Pinball Fantasies - Olof Gustafsson - Title - Spidersoft/GameTek - Game Boy - 1995

Twin Cobra - Tatsuya Uemura, Masahiro Yuge, Takahiko Nagaya (arr.) - Our Life (Stage 5, 10) - Micronics/American Sammy/Toaplan/Taito - NES - 1987

Crisis Force - Kenichi Matsubara, Yasuhiko Manno, Jun Chuuma - Stage 3: Mystic Space - Konami - Famicom - 1991

Nage Libre: Seijaku no Suishin - Yusuke Takahama, Michihiko Shichi - Scenario 1 - Varie - Super Famicom - 1995